Geraint Thomas, Dani King, Sir Chris Hoy, Rochelle Gilmore, David Millar and Sir Dave Brailsford are among the guests at the annual Action Medial Research fundraiser
- Photos by Phil O'Connor

A host of cycling stars past and present joined guests at the 2015 Champions of CycleSport Dinner on Thursday night at Battersea Evolution in London.

Geraint Thomas, Dani King, Sir Chris Hoy, Rochelle Gilmore, David Millar, Sir Dave Brailsford, Chris Boardman, Alex Dowsett, Stephen Roche and many others were at the event, which raised £270,000 for Action Medical Research, the charity that helps sick babies and children.

TV presenters Ned Boutling and Dermot Murnaghan hosted the evening’s entertainment, which included interviews with the star guests and auctions for a selection of unique cycling memorabilia.

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Lots for auction included a one-off Maserati Cipollini BOND bike, which fetched £5000, a Tour de France yellow jersey signed by Chris Froome and a painting of Thomas, signed by the rider, which raised £4000.

Event ambassador Chris Boardman said: “I’m so proud to be the ambassador for the Champions of CycleSport Dinner, raising funds for Action Medical Research – not only is it a fantastic evening for an extremely worthwhile cause but they also lead the pack when it comes to organising great cycling events.”

Geraint Thomas, Champions of Cyclesport Dinner 2015

Geraint Thomas with painting by Paul Oz, which raised £4000. Photos by Phil O’Connor

Sir Dave Brailsford, Champions of Cyclesport Dinner 2015

Sir Dave Brailsford is interviewed on stage by Sky News’s Dermot Murnaghan

Chris Boardman, Champions of Cyclesport Dinner 2015

Chris Boardman, Champions of CycleSport ambassador

Stars on stage, Champions of Cyclesport Dinner 2015

Cycling stars line up on stage at the Champions of CycleSport Dinner 2015

Dani King, Champions of Cyclesport Dinner 2015

Dani King and Maserati

David Millar, Champions of Cyclesport Dinner 2015

David Millar arrives

Auction items, Champions of Cyclesport Dinner 2015

Auction items on display

  • bowwow rapha

    Bet you he still won’t go out to dinner with Dave!!

  • Gary Jogela

    “The name’s Bond,David Millar Bond”.